Talk to someone now. Call our National Helpline on 1800 33 4673. You can also chat online or email

Talk to someone now. Call our National Helpline on 1800 33 4673. You can also chat online or email

Online programs & education

We’re committed to helping you build the skills needed for your own recovery from an eating disorder or body image issue – or to help someone else on that journey, wherever you are in Australia.

We are currently building more online programs, so sign up to our newsletter to find out when they start.

Free online program for carers: Understanding eating disorder recovery

Skills to help your loved one overcome an eating disorder

Next Dates: Thursday 21st October – Thursday 25th November (6 Thursday evenings over 6 weeks)
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm (AEDT) Please take note of daylight savings!

This free 6-week workshop is accessible to anyone in Australia. The program is facilitated by specialist counsellors via our online forum.

Caring for a person with an eating disorder can be a long-term and skilled commitment. Yet families often need to provide care with very little if any training or support. This workshop will help you develop practical skills to support your loved one with an eating disorder in their recovery progress. The Butterfly National Helpline can provide more information or register your interest in attending this program.

You will need to commit to all six sessions to attend:

  • Thurs 21st Oct
  • Thurs 28th Oct
  • Thurs 4th Nov
  • Thurs 11th Nov
  • Thurs 18th Nov
  • Thurs 25th Nov

We regret that this program is now full, but we are taking registrations for the wait list.

register for the wait list

Anyone, anywhere in Australia, caring for a loved one experiencing or recovering from an eating disorder, whether they are a family member, friend, colleague or partner. Those experiencing an eating disorder are asked not to attend or listen in.

This workshop, based on Janet Treasure’s book Skills-Based Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder, will help you:

  • Understand and adapt your caring style
  • Connect with others going through similar experiences
  • Learn about helping to motivate change
  • Develop new communication skills
  • Manage difficult behavior
  • Understand what might be happening for your loved one.

The facilitator will present via live webinar, while participants can type in questions. Numbers are capped.



There is no cost – the workshop is free.

Please email with your expression of interest and “UEDR” in the subject line. We will be in touch as soon as (free) ticket sales open.

Program format: This is a Webinar which means you will need the internet, a smart device or computer, and access to audio (computer speakers, your phone audio, etc)

We will send out log in information once registration is complete.

Virtual Youth Program

The Virtual Youth Program is delivered online through Zoom and is for young people aged 18-24 living in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia.

Next program: registrations or referrals now open

Program starts: October, 2021

Assessments for future programs are ongoing, so please register or refer as soon as possible for upcoming programs.

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